Sometimes we get bummed out on missed opportunities.
We think about what could have been or should have been.
When we look at life this way, we’re living in a sort of limbo.
Not quite moving forward, not quite moving back.
Just circling around a thought of what ‘could have or should have been.’
It’s draining – on our minds, on our bodies, on our souls.
We’ve all had experiences that we felt we ‘missed out on’ at one point or another.
I know I’ve had them!
What helps me shift, is two things:
First, I give myself permission to fully absorb and feel what I want to feel about whatever situation I’m in. This time of reflection is key to my growth and self love. It gives me permission to have a balanced perspective on life, and allows me the space to experience life without judgement.
I often connect to wider perspectives from this place too.
Second, once I decide I am ready to consciously create again, I focus on the present moment, and ground in my vision: what truly excites me about being human, about interacting with the world around me, what my fullest expression wants to express Now. And I create from there.
I can only ever build on where I am focused now.
And because I gave myself the space to absorb my reflections, I feel more freedom in what I can create and what I can do in the moment.
In my experience, life isn’t a linear chart graph of where you ‘did good’ and where you ‘messed up.’
It’s not a before and after story.
Life is an ever unfolding experience of exploration. And the more room you give yourself to explore, the more it will delight you – and the more you will delight yourself